Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Ashore Guidlines

21 April 2017
The use of ENDS is still permitted in designated smoking areas on Navy installations throughout Naval District Washington (NDW).
The use of ENDS is still permitted in designated smoking areas on Navy installations throughout Naval District Washington (NDW).

The Navy recently released a message temporarily banning the use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) on ships, submarines, aircraft, boats, craft and heavy machinery; however, the use of ENDS is still permitted in designated smoking areas on Navy installations throughout Naval District Washington (NDW).

Those who use ENDS must follow current Navy tobacco product policy. ENDS include, but are not limited to, e-cigarettes and vape pens.

Sailors are encouraged to use the Navy's smoking cessation resources and programs in order to adapt a tobacco-free lifestyle.

For information on tobacco cessation, log onto http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/health-promotion/tobacco-free-living/Pages/tobacco-free-living.aspx.

Current guidance outlined in the Commander, Fleet Forces Command (CFFC) message released April 8, 2016 will be effective 30 days from the release of the message. For more information about the CFFC message and ENDS policy update please see http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=99913.

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